Jonathan E Osborne

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the speech perception benefits of bilateral implantation for subjects who already have one implant. STUDY DESIGN Repeated measures. PATIENTS Thirty adult cochlear implant users who received their second implant from 1 to 7 years with a mean of 3 years after their first device. Ages ranged from 29 to 82 years with a mean of 57(More)
Thirty-eight patients underwent a randomized double-blind trial using the KTP laser for tonsillectomy on one tonsil and standard dissection tonsillectomy on the other tonsil. Blood loss was less on the laser side. However, pain though initially slightly less on the laser side (days 1 and 2 post-operation) was worse on the laser side at 2 weeks due to(More)
Snoring is a common disorder and may lead to the development of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) with its associated hazards. Differentiation of patients with OSA from patients with simple snoring is crucial to the ENT surgeon before selecting treatment. This study aimed to assess the reliability of the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) to screen for OSA among(More)
The differentiation of palatal from non-palatal snoring is very important for ENT surgeons trying to determine whether palatal surgery would be curative. At present sleep nasendoscopy is the accepted method. Palatal vibration produces marked modulation of sound loudness at low frequency (below approximately 100 Hz). We calculate a crest factor for the sound(More)
Palatal snoring produces explosive peaks of sound at very low frequency (approximately 20 Hz). Using a digital sound trace a ratio of peak amplitude to root mean square amplitude can be calculated. This Peak Factor Ratio is significantly higher for palatal snores than non-palatal snores (P < 0.01). This acoustic method will be useful for selecting patients(More)
There is much controversial evidence that children gain weight to a significant extent following tonsillectomy, usually associated with a general improvement in health. One hundred and nine consecutive children undergoing tonsillectomy in Dundee for recurrent tonsillitis had their weight recorded pre-operatively, and twelve months after surgery were(More)
OBJECTIVE To report an original method of ossicular reconstruction with intact stapes and absent malleus. Ossiculoplasty is performed with a total ossicular replacement prosthesis positioned from the stapes footplate to the under-surface of the tympanic membrane, using a Silastic banding technique to stabilize the prosthesis. STUDY DESIGN A prospective(More)